Merry Christmas everyone! A late wake-up call from Spud (staying up late after church might have had something to do with it), lots of fun opening presents – 95% of which were for Spud, and lots of great gifts for this quasi-runner have made for a super relaxed morning. Colin’s parents will be here in a while and then we’re off to my parents’ for dinner. I hope your holidays are going as well as mine.
1. Just got home from Spud’s playschool Christmas “concert”. There were only 4 kids there, he being the only boy, and they sang a few songs for the parents/relatives that were able to make it. Super-freaking-cute!!! He sang some of the songs, pouted though the ones he didn’t like (“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”), and yelled at the top of his lungs during their final song, “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” For a boy who whined that he was too nervous to perform in front of so many people – his words; there were about 10 – he did very well. Once he figured out that people would laugh when he bowed after every song he hammed it up. Kind of makes me wish that I posted pictures and videos of him on here…
2. Did a couple of long runs earlier this week. Many thanks to my friend Gina who had Spud over for a playdate even though it was her birthday! As much as I didn’t want to run after 25km on Monday – it had a 2km hill that gained 5ooft in elevation right at the half way point – I put on my big girl running pants and went out to run 11-1/2 more on Tuesday. Needless to say, compression was my best friend on Wednesday. Didn’t get a run in today due to Spud’s do, but will hopefully get out tomorrow if it’s not too gross out.
3. Anyone have experience fitting Vibram Five Fingers? I measured my foot, purchased a pair of Bikila’s at work, and brought them home to try on. According to the site, once I add the 1/8″, I should fit in a 41. However, they seem way too big. My big toe has lots of room (the end of my toe barely reaches the part where the sole wraps over the top of the toe) and the others just float around with a good finger width at the end. Now, my feet are big, but my toes aren’t, so maybe this has something to do with it? My big toe is my longest toe. Colin refers to the rest of my toes as “cocktail wienies.” Are Five Fingers made for people with finger toes? Should I just go down a size and see how they work out? If you have a pair how much room do you have at the end of your longest toe?
|Jesus is the reason for the season|
1. I just had my first Christmas orange. By this I mean a mandarin orange. And I must specify that it was a Japanese mandarin. Stores might try to entice you to buy the Chinese mandarins – they’re usually cheaper – but they just don’t compare! This is a big thing in my household – once we’ve started getting oranges (by the boxful, of course) we know Christmas is just around the corner. Spud was excited to try it with me, but once it was in the bowl he turned up his nose, which I was fully expecting. He deigned to suck some juice out of a piece, but that was it… I love these oranges since it’s a tradition that Santa leaves one in the bottom of our stockings. On Colin’s request Santa leaves his to cool in the fridge.
It’s Black Friday! Time to start (or finish) your Christmas shopping! To help you out I’m hosting a contest from CSN Stores! They’re letting me give away a $35 gift certificate redeemable at ANY of their sites.* Whether you’re looking for coffee tables or something to put on them they have what you’re looking for. They even guarantee delivery to the US by Christmas Eve for any item that’s marked with a snowflake!
Mandatory: Browse around CSN, then come back and tell me what you’d buy – it can be a Christmas present to yourself or, if you’re feeling generous, for someone else. (+1)
Be or become a follower of my blog and comment to let me know. (+2)
Leave me a comment telling me that you’ve linked this giveaway to your blog. (+1)
Contest will end Friday 3 December at 11:59pm PST. Entries will be put into a spreadsheet and the winner will be chosen by random.org. I will announce the winner’s name on Saturday 4 December.
*Shipping costs are NOT included.